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Thomas Wakley portrait presentation

Thomas Wakley portrait presentation


Members of The Old Cerdics Association have presented Chard School with a framed portrait of one of its most famous sons, Thomas Wakley (1795-1862). The presentation was made to mark the 85th birthday of the association and the portrait was unveiled by David Laws MP and Dr Astrid James, Deputy Editor of The Lancet. The Mayor of Chard and surviving members of the Wakley family also attended the event. In a fascinating talk about Wakley’s life, Graham Chamberlain (Chairman of The Old Cerdics Association) detailed the achievements of the former pupil who was “one of the most influential social and medical reformers of the 19th Century”. A wonderful occasion which highlights the long and rich history of Chard School.